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of the other cities that have gone through this, their rates have gone up significantly. the federal government provides a number of grant programs but the bottom line is, you know, it's not enough. there's a massive need of money out there for wastewater and water infrastructure improvements around the country. narrator: the struggle for funds is as great in small towns as it is in metropolitan areas. oberstar: the federal government has let down municipalities. the first investment under the '72 clean water act was to deal with the biggest waste streams. and after a period of six or seven years, to then go to municipalities under 250,000 population. but that was just about the time when the federal government converted to a loan program. so smaller-sized communities have had to deal with repayable loans. a larger cost on a smaller tax base, and, arguably, less affluent communities. man: sewickley township is a rural farming community, however, herminie itself would be considered to be the downtown area of the township. it's the agways, the auto-parts store, the bank. it's your typical small-t
to us. >> in san ramon, phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> city officials in oakland are looking to put the brakes take over the embattled oakland police department the city has filed legal papers calling such a move inappropriate. >> they believe the city is moving too slow in implementing court-ordered forms for taking action against officer misconduct. city officer barbara parker has filed legal papers filed with the court saying it would be inappropriate and counter productive to bring in and outside to run the entire department. >> what we're doing now is ready to step up and make sure that we are going to complete and the steps. >> to that and the city once to crate you to positions within the department a compliance director and an assistant chief of constitutional policing. >> one person to be highly regarded as a compliance director of the also with the arm of the court that could work with us in real time that we will move forward unless they have full of 40 to have full authority it is not acceptable. both sides will make their arguments before a federal judge. and if they wi
filed for a federal takeover because they stated that the city is taking too long to prevent officer misconduct. oakland city o's attorney stated that it would be inappropriate to bring in an outsider to run an entire department. >> we are ready to step up. we will make sure that we will complete this. >> the city wants to create two positions within the department. a compliance director and an assistant chief. >> he will be at high level person that will be committed to working towards compliance. the compliance director would be assured record's that everything is going properly. >> this is not good enough. he has called for the federal takeover after waiting more than nine years for full compliance. he stated that there has been a lot will many statements but the end of the day they have not got it done. was this officer has full authority including the chief it is unacceptable. >> both sides will make their arguments before a federal judge and the hearing is scheduled for december 13th. the judge will make a decision or he will roll at a later date. >> a fremont committee is on a
van ness it will be busy shortly a city worker is trying to repair the signal box, he says the repairs are going to take hours maybe until noon. right now there is nobody out here directing traffic. we've heard horns and people getting a little upset with people who are not taking their time going through thin section. that began westbound 80, chp saw a driver who was speeding, weaving and nearly hitting construction workers then on to 15th, that's the video, the vehicle being chased jeep suv, hit a parked vehicle which hit a person on a bicycle. the person on the bike seriously injured, you see the damage, the rider taken to the hospital. again, serious injuries the vehicle being chased was going the wrong way down 15th street. now look at video from 17th and south van ness a short time ago. the crash took out the signal box here making this intersection uncontrolled. the vehicle stopped there, also knocked part of a streetlight down. the driver of the jeep taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. we were told that the driver is being charged with dui, hit-and-run, evading a polic
the suspect involved in this very frightening crime. wa, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> a 19-year-old daily city vandalism and arson. >> he faces two felony counts, hudson being held on $40,000 bail, due back in court november 26th ooj police say a 37-year-old man injured during a world series celebration died of head trauma. shown here from sky 7 he died two days later. before losing consciousness, he told his roommate he was beaten by four men with a pipe. police say it's likely he was injured accidentally. >> right now, s.w.a.t. teams in mountain view are wrapping up a search of two apartment buildings where police say drugs were being manufactured and sold. officers raided two housing units on bush street around noon. they arrested two people and detained three hours. police say this could be the first lab bust ever here in the bay area. >> darnel keith washington is facing charges including robbery, burglary and car jacking. police say he and his wife murdered the 55-year-old suzy ko in her home last month, then stole her car. weeks before the two were arrested in washington state. >> san j
court date, the city is bracing for a possible takeover. but in a 34-page court filing, city leaders argued for the appointment of a compliance director instead. they fear a federal receiver, who could fire police leadership would, quote, cripple the city. >>> in the near future, hundreds of prisoners will be set free thanks to california voters who passed prop 36. that prop reforms the state's three-strikes law. now family members of people convicted of the so-called weak third strikes are hoping the change will bring their loved ones home. nbc bay area jodi hernandez joins us in martinez tonight with one family's story. jodi? >> reporter: raj, the public defender here in contra costa county says she has been flooded with phone calls from families who hope the change will mean their loved ones will be heading home. we had a chance to talk to one of those families today who says for the first time in a decade, they're dreaming of a reunion. >> i just thank god, you know, because it's a miracle. i get emotional. because my mom might be able to see her son walk out a free man. and be a
rains led to rivers overflowing in central italy. northern italy had also been hit hard. the city barely keeps up with the storm surge. >>> cbs moneywatch time now on a wednesday morning. strikes across europe today and thanksgiving travellers will have plenty of company. ashley morrison has more. >> reporter: police in spain arrested 30 people as another general strike gets under way. workers in spain and portugal walked off the job in protests of austerity measures. the strike prevents travel by train and air as well as closed down schools. protests are also planned in italy, greece, france and belgium. asian stocks got a lift after greece had a sale of short term treasury bills on tuesday. tokyo's nikkei broke a seven day losing streak while the hang seng gained 1%. investors jitters over the fiscal cliff in the u.s. and economic turmoil in europe sent wall street lower. the dow closed down at 58 points while the nasdaq fell 20 points. millions of shares of facebook could be looking for an investor to friend them on the stock market today. a lockup period on stock issued to the social
. >> gas rationing in new york city and long island seems to be working lines now shorter and people don't appear to be as frustrated. driver was license plates in odd and even numbers alternating days they can fill up. officials say many supply terminals remain shut down or limited following the storm and aaa said drivers are filling up more because they are afraid gas won't be available. >>> the president will travel to new york next week to see how the recovery effort is coming along. he will meet with storm victims and first responders on thursday. new york officials say the damage from sandy in their state alone could total $33 billion. >> now that the election is over the health care law will be a main topic of discussion between republicans and democrats. the gop hoped to repeal the act but with the president winning the election both parties have indicated its time to fine tune the policy. areas they will look at include stabilizing health care costs, and making easier for people to find affordable plans. more than 40 million don't have health insurance. >> the city of san fran
school in the city. i give it six pawns up, i don't know chess. so rooks? i'm an idiot. let's start tonight with the election. you know the election that just ended and the one you don't ever really want to hear about again, that one. presidential elections are never just about voting on who gets to run naked through the white house in the middle of the night. i'm looking at you, eisenhower. (laughter) somebody's been working out. it's also about ballot referendums, referenda-- ballo ballots-- if you are talking about ballot initiatives you have to talk california. a state that loves referendums even more than it does putting avocados on on things that it doesn't belong on. what is wrong with you people, that is a cheese steak, why would you mut avocado on a cheese stake. what did they vote, a tax exempt stat to us weirdoes on the bourd walk with snakes on a shoulder, cupcakes must have at least 3% kale. >> dmal call voters agreed to pay more in sales tax and more in income tax for high earners to help close what governor jerry brown calls a $34 billion state budget cap. >> oh. cali
petraeus was having an affair with his buying grapher biographer. >> the resignation stunned the city. one of the most respected and disciplined public officials left office admitting an indiscretion. in a statement to c.i.a. employees, he acknowledged an affair what he called extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable the statement said. both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as ours. on thursday, petraeus went to the white house to turn in his resignation the same place he so frequently been called on to serve. >> it's a great privilege to serve there. >> the affair was discovered by the f.b.i. after inappropriate e-mails surfaced. the focus of the probe turned to his biografpher. >> ended up being a text between both of us. >> he was one of architects to the surge in iraq. from iraq to afghanistan and then the call to head the c.i.a. >> are you ready to come back, ready for the c.i.a.? >> i feel very fortunate to provide such an opportunity to serve and contribute. >> as he took over the c.i.a., holly his wife of 37 years sat by his side. two had met at we
director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the country's most respected and disciplined public officials left office admitting an indiscretion. in a statement to cia employees, petraeus acknowledged an affair. and what he called extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable, the statement said. both as a husband, and as a leader of an organization such as ours. on thursday, petraeus went to the white house to turn in his resignation. the same place he had so frequently been called on to serve. >> it is a great privilege to serve with our young men and women. >> reporter: the affair was discovered by the fbi after concerns about inappropriate e-mails associated with petraeus surfaced. a focus of the probe turned to his biographer, paula broadwell. >> i think it was a good distraction from the war. >> reporter: petraeus had been the public face of two wars. one of the architects of the successful surge in iraq, which helped bring the war there to an end. from iraq to afghanistan. then, the call to head the cia. >> are you ready to come back? ready for the cia? >> i feel
of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling high seas almost waist high. the most famous landmark impacted right now. >> crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a k3e9er. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recover, of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country for so long. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >>> late friday, cia director david petraeus forced to resign after the fbi discovered his affair with paula broadwell. lots of questions of what the fbi did with the information. >>> and we have a major medical headline this morning. could there be a connection between getting the flu or fever during pregnancy and the chances of getting autism. dr. besser is here to break down the new study for us. >>> and justin bieber and selena gomez reportedly have split. we have the new details over the weekend on what could have led to t
which could mean millions for the cities the arena could be built on pier 30 to 32 near the bay bridge. we're live there with new details. reporter: the city has been doing a lot of number-crunching on the process ject. mean -- project. means big money for san francisco but could leave the neighbors with nothing but headaches. >> the warriors could be playing basketball in san francisco by the 2017 nba season. in this proposed state-of-the-art $1 billion arena. right now the site is just an aging parking lot where pier 30 used to be. >> we're standing over this dilapidated 13 acres right in the bay, at the base of the bay bridge. this needs to be something better and will be when the warriors bailed new arena. >> in a new report, budget analysts say the project is feasible with the warriors playing all the up-front costs like fixing the crumbling peer. san francisco could get 54 million in one-time tax dollars and collect a whopping $19 million in taxes every year. >> seems like a really good deal for the city of san francisco. it's been a good deal for the warriors. >> it's ultimately
which could mean millions for the cities the arena could be built on pier 30 to 32 near the baywee bridge. we're live there with new details. reporter: the city has been doing a lot of number-crunching on the process ject. mean -- project. means big money for san francisco but could leave the neighbors with nothing but headaches. >> the warriors could be playing basketball in san francisco by the 2017 nba season. in this proposed state-of-the-art $1 billion arena. right now the site is just an aging parking lot where pier 30 used to be. >> we're standing over this dilapidated 13 acres right in the bay, at the base of the bay bridge. this needs to be something better and will be when the warriors bailed new arena. >> in a new report, budget analysts say the project is feasible with the warriors playing all the up-front costs like fixing the crumbling peer. san francisco could get 54 million in one-time tax dollars and collect a whopping $19 million in taxes every year. >> seems like a really good deal for the city of san francisco. it's been a good deal for the warriors. >> it's ult
door. >> root is run by the city of locate and and based on a successful program developed by the city of boston. >> the nation is observing veterans day today and dozens of homeless vets are celebrating the best gift ever. many get off the streets out of shelters and into permanent supportive housing. carolyn tyler has the story. >> this renovated building south of market offers the first housing of its kind in san francisco in more than a decade. >> bruce cramer can't wait to move in. >> get a place to settle down. start my whole life back over again. ty didn't expect to have to do. kind of a long road. >>reporter: cramer is a navy vet who served in the vietnam war. he has been homeless off and on for years. with a bad back and other challenges life has been dion the streets and in shelters. now he is slateed to become one of 75 military veterans who will move that brand new studio apartments with on site supportive services. including a medical cling. average age of the residents is 60. all have been chronically homeless and all have disabilities. >> this gives them a safe
with new information. >> reporter: new information from the chp and new information from city workers. looks like it is not going to be until noon before the lights go back on at 17th and south van ness that is going to be a problem, nobody is out here directing traffic. they've flares out now, i've seen people come through at 30 miles an hour, reason that we have in problem is because the signal box got knocked over at the end of an incident that began 2:00 this morning on the on-ramp to i-80 at 4th street. next, according to the chp that on-ramp was closed that got their attention so did the speeding, weaving, as you look at these picture the incident took five minutes, the jeep that they were chasing up to speeds of 55 miles per hour, slammed into a car which hit a bicyclist. chp not sure if the bicyclist was on the bike or walking the bike, that bicyclist was taken to the hospital, checked out, minor injuries, probably released by now. now take a look at where ended where i am a short while ago, 17th and south van ness, jeep hit another vehicle in this intersection which in turn h
to turn colder and that means more folks will need more winter gear. baltimore city officials hosted an energy assistance expo at baltimore community college. representatives from the home energy programs helped citizens apply for assistance and other resources to help manage their utility bills. >> what most people don't know about, and i think that's what this program is about today, is that they can get assistance. don't wait until your utility is cut off. you can go down and sit down with the utility company and say, look, i'm having a problem. >> and officials say fewer people showed up this year, which is a good thing, which means most people are learning how to manage their income better and don't need the assistance. >>> well, this is veterans day. the va maryland health care system teamed up with a local veterans organization to hold a memorial service. the third annual memorial service was held in towsend. >> this is a ceremony that will remember those veterans that have passed away. again, trying to remember those who have given their time, their service for our country.
in pictures, traffic is still very slow. >>> a union city neighborhood is in shock tonight as police investigate the death of a young man found in a trash can. a woman found him out her home her home yesterday joshua. perez, 21 died yesterday. >>> a car crash led to an argument and a shooting. and it happened on greenwood drive and greenwood course. the c.h.p. says that the drivers got out and began shooting on the one another. the other driver was taken though hospital is expected to survive. >>> gunfire in a menlo park neighborhood led police to round up four expected gang members. two homes were hit by bullets early this morning. police arrested four people, including two known members of a street gang that calls itself "the taliban." police also seized marijuana, assault rifles and a handgun. >> it's very, very quiet, i just don't understand how the violence that come in here. and i think it needs to stop. >> police say that the taliban gang was involved in another shooting ten days ago that injured four people. >>> police in santa rosa are following leads on the stabbing of a w
in places like dallas, your first frost and freeze in the dallas metro area. and new york city, dropping from the 70s in the new york city area, into probably much cooler than that, the 30s and 40s in that zone as we get the cold air. chicago feels like 16 degrees with the windchill. and atlanta, feels like 27. that's a real big shot of cold air. >>> all right. coming up on "gma," sorry about that. the high school valedictorian on trial for his mother's murder. why his father tells abc news his son is innocent. >>> plus, the double-life of the bandanna bandit. wait until you hear this story. ou hear this story. nine days till christmas and eddy said the toys might not be ready! eddy? the elf! ♪ [ radio announcer ] today's forecast: it's snowing snowballs and snow bricks out there... seven more days and it's snowing snow bricks! oh, well, be careful! [ radio announcer ] only two days to go, and several of the elves were tossed around when they tried to wrap a pony. [ female announcer ] the keepsake countdown ornament. build anticipation every day till christmas. elves tried to wrap a po
takes us through the new law and what this means. >> jon, i'm here in the mile high city, capital of what just became the mile high state. whatever that means. all this pot jargon is foreign to me. pass the dutchie on the left-hand side? i mean why don't they pass it on the right hand side. i don't know. i've never smoked pot. 4r56 (laughter) >> jon: settle down with the word play and tell us about the referendum. >> fine, we'll do it your way. as of tuesday in colorado you can now carry without penalty up to an ounce of recreational marijuana. however much that is. i don't know. is that a lot? i don't smoke pot or have a basic understanding of second grade level weights and measures. (laughter) >> jon: i can tell you how much an ounce is, it is enough to send you a jail for up to five years in florida. >> sounds like florida could use a reefer ren dumb of their own. since they can't vote with a felony conviction on the record. whatever that means. munchies, cotton mouth. >> jon: it's not funny, anchors are making a joke about pot, it's kind of cute how they used to smoke pot but
projects in our city. their own funds that they put together, they will go out to get young kids. this will build those relationships. what they do, if you work in the community network, this is the guidance of youth and their families. they are made up of former gang members. what they did when they took over as the commander, is to ask them what is going on. i asked her, what can we do to make this better? but i did then, after the discussion i brought in these captains to meet with the personnel. the actual formal gatt -- former gang members. i told them we have to work together. so that when we have an instance of a homicide or a shooting, we can work together to do the prevention piece of this to prevent retaliation and emotional anchor. what we have decided then, the reason why the crn is cold, at the scene of the incident. they do not communicate with the officers. they are in a precarious situation. they worked at a much closer environment and they cannot be perceived as a snitch. or that they are working with the police department. they are there to, down, emotionally, t
ruptured 5:45 this morning unleashing 45,000 gallons of water. it rushed down hill into a daly city neighborhood and brought the hill with it. mud filled streets and built a disgusting wall around several cars. concerned police officers ran from door-to-door to wake up the neighborhood. >> they ran at 5 in the morning several times and i woke up what is going on. they are like there's a mudslide you have to evacuate. >> reporter: members of the wong family had no idea how long they would be out of their home they packed two days worth of clothing and tried to navigate through the mud and water at 5:00 in the morning with suitcases. >> they said there's an evacuation center across the street from our house we couldn't get there because of the mud. >> reporter: when the sun came up she saw her car halfway covered in mud, sinking by the minute. >> it makes me want to cry it was my first car. >> reporter: after they stopped the water authorities decided to keep eight homes evacuated because of concerns the hillside could give way. the victoria family left at 5:00 and told not to return.
city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowd offing. >> i want to go home. looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: the snowfall forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> it is another flood. another disaster we don't need at this time. and, you know, everybody is devastated. they don't know, if they're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based on the last number of people's license plates. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> thanks to matt for the report. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial dna test showed that lois goodman's dna was not on the cup in their home where her husband died. goodman's attorney says it bolsters the claim that allen good
in new york city in about an hour and a half to tour the devastation left by hurricane sandy. then tomorrow he sits down with congressional leaders from both sides to discuss ways to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. charlie and norah? >> nancy cordes, thank you. cbs political director john dick erson is here with me. >> it's good to be in washington. >> you've reversed roles here. you're here and norah is in new york. mindful of second-term presidents who overreach. there was a part of it that was restrained yesterday. the part that wasn't was when he took a whack at senators mccain and graham. that stood out in part in contrast to the other reserved approach he took to taxes, even saying he was being self reflective about dealing with congress, on the one hand, being self reflective about dealing with congress on the other hand he was so strong with mccain and graham. mccain and graham are taking a political shot at the president by picking on susan rice. if they want to pick on anyone, they should pick on him or the intelligence chiefs who gave her the intelligence that s
frost and freeze in the dallas metro area. and new york city, dropping from the 70s in the new york city area, into probably much cooler than that, the 30s and 40s in that zone as we get the cold air. chicago feels like 16 degrees with the windchill. and atlanta, feels like 27. that's a big shot of cold air. >> good morning i am jacqui jeras. .he rain continues to come down making a little progress. we will see some sunshine want out.all moves temperatures in the 40's for the most part. you can see the cold front off the west with the 30's. average now below the next several days. our high temperature between >>> all right. coming up on "gma," sorry about that. the high school valedictorian on trial for his mother's murder. why his father says he's innocent. >>> plus, the double-life of the bandanna bandit. wait until you hear this story. nine days till christmas and eddy said the toys might not be ready! eddy? the elf! ♪ [ radio announcer ] today's forecast: it's snowing snowballs and snow bricks out there... seven more days and it's snowing snow bricks! oh, well, be careful! [ radio
their impact. >> a follow-up question -- i am not thinking of any city in particular here. with that kind of operation, let's say you have that operation in a city where the daily newspaper in town started to do some very strange things. i imagine that. it was owned by somebody who was very openly talking they were going to support particular causes, particular developments, particular parties. i imagine something like that could happen. does that add to the obligation of citizens, people like you, to do more to fill that void? or can you still fill the void -- is that city just out of luck? >> first of all, it is a remarkable symbol of what is happening to journalism. locally, the owners of the "union tribune" just purchased the "north county times" -- the assets are collapsing in value. they bought it for $12 million, sold his house for $18 million. putting aside that, these properties can be acquired and done with resume. -- as you may. this is not an expensive problem defects. i think that is an important thing to remember. i have a budget of a little more than $1 million, which is a
: hundreds of people started their afternoon outside of oakland city hall protesting police brutality. >> we're not going to go away and just take this laying down. >> reporter: it was all in the name of 1- year-old alan blueford who was hit is-shot and killed by an oakland police officer last may. >> opd has systematic problems that they refuse to address and we're beyond the point that we need to address the issues. the blueford family and their supporters have held similar rallies, but today they had support from unions, including longshoremen. >> those were the kind of actions that the labor movement needs to take to put an end to this kind of police broughtality. it's happening too often. >> reporter: the protesters marched throughout oakland. >> alan was the light in this world. am was a good boy. >> reporter: alan blueford's mother led the way. >> we want justice for our son. >> reporter: prosecutors declined to file charges saying that officer masso acted in self-defense. oakland police are targeted by the often incendiary rhetoric. >> my job is to make sure that their message c
a hillside, flooding several blocks in daly city and burying cars in mud. crews work into the night to clean up that muddy mess. >>> now, for a look at your morning road conditions. a slick ride in the pacific northwest, from seattle to portland. snow-covered mountain passes in the northern rockies. >> and it's a great day for flying with virtually no weather-related airport delays. the only possible trouble spot may be miami. but the weather should be okay for that. should make up for it. >>> two washington state snowboarders are waking up warm and dry in their own beds this morning, after spending two nights stranded on mt. rainier. >> they got caught in a sudden blizzard with no overnight gear and a few crackers to eat. they built a snow cave and hunkered down. >> we drug in probably four feet. and four feet. and then after we slipped in. >> you guys hunkered together for warmth? >> yeah. not going to lie. >> moving to keep warm, right? >> exactly. >> what stays in the cave, stays in the cave. >> what stays in the cave. i like that. rescue teams had to wade through wet, deep snow to get t
be getting out. live here in redwood city claudine wong ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in just a couple of hours, president obama will address the nation this morning for the first time since being reelected. the president will speak from the white house at 10:05 our time this morning. coming up for you the at 5:15, the message the president is expected to give congress about how to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> also this morning, republican house speaker john boehner will hold his own news conference. he's expected to tell us the republican position on avoiding the fiscal cliff. boehner says he's the most reasonable guy in washington and believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election, but mitt romney's campaign advisor says president obama are will win the state. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama of course won the election without florida's 29 electoral votes. >>> time 5:07. we have rain and wet roads and sal we have
. vote! elections, from city council to president of the united states, we elect men and women to represent us at every level and in every branch of government. the people we choose make critical policy decisions, craft our laws, and judge us in many of our courts. considering that elected officials determine so much about the lives we lead, on what basis do we -- or should we -- choose and support a candidate? i'm renee poussaint. our elected representatives are just that, elected. in order to win, a candidate must campaign to convince the voters that he or she is the best choice for the job. and campaigning requires many critical decisions. should limited resources go to court this group or that? should candidates just focus on their own political ideas or mount a negative attack on the opponent? and how should thorny issues be handled? one thing is certain -- key to winning at every level is the crucial word "strategy." one issue nearly derailed the campaign of john f. kennedy, the 35th president of the united states -- he was a catholic. in 1960, there was a certain amount
going into the city, they would be persona nongratta? >> high job was to -- my job w to move line workers, i sent them to pennsylvania where there was no problem, it took about 4 da to rolve the issue, what happened that union guys said, we won't you know make anybody join the union. neil: you know what is weird, i hope this was endemic and systemic, but there are a lot of people hurting, i don't tnk they would care if the help is coming from a union worker or a nonunion worker or maoud ahmadinejad, someone, anyone help us. so, the fact there could have been a pause, because you don't ve a union card, kind of galls me, and i'm sure these people too? >> well, my guess is what happened is that the long eye long power authority has an agreement with the union, that any worker that come there,eed to be paid union wages or something to that nature. neil: no doubt but in times, all betting all rules all traditional ways are haning things should be off. >> shutly. as a rult. i think you know they got called on it and relented and we are a to get our crews in, we have out 129 workers ther
the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that bond -- that fire truck certainly represents that. >>> also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she is going to be fine. talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars," when the word "cancer" is involved, we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the important thing. stay tuned for details coming up on that in "the skinny". >> what her doctors are telling her. our prayers and thoughts go out to her and her family. first, victims and relatives of those who died were in the courtroom as a judge reaffirmed that jared loughner would never again be a free man. >> as part of a plea deal, loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years. abc's matt kozar reports. >> reporter: former astronaut mark kelly spoke directly at the man who shot his wife, former cong
the late 1980's and early 1990's, there were 1000 homicides per year in the city of los angeles, not the county, the city. now, we have between 203 hundred homicides per year. people talk about the gang problem having been addressed. i want to share with you, what i experienced, what i have learned, i am not a typical academic. i will not quote statistics to you or talk about theories. i will talk with you about practicality. pragmatic approaches, and i will talk about reality. san francisco, like los angeles learned, will never saw or deal with its gang problems effectively unless there is true collaboration. i will talk to you about what this looks like and feels like. i will speak to you about the lessons that we have learned as law enforcement had to come off of the high perch, in los angeles, law enforcement learned, to their great fortune, that collaboration is the answer. i am going to talk to you about some of the lessons that were learned. i can tell you first that the people -- we have learned lessons from have been gang members themselves my research is engaged with t
segregated city for the end of his life. this woman said that was his brother. the question of whether or not these connections even if they didn't talk about them, whether they did extend beyond millvinia and dolphus's father. as for this reunion, it was really fascinating. it was millvinia's descendant and descendants of millvinia's the owners lose some came from georgia and drove from alabama. we had a ceremony at clayton county with this monument in honor of millvinia and her life. a kind of exchange stories about what they had known. they looked at each other's photographs, they had a meal together, there is an effort underway in the town where millvinia lived in kingston, georgia, to do some commemorative work. she was in a cemetery, church cemetery, an effort to try to get one and i hear from the shield's family often about when that will happen because they would like to come. i don't know how long this kind of connection and interest will last that they are still interested. >> any more questions? we have just a little bit of time? no time. thank you, rachel. thank you so much
in new york have raised the city's death toll from super storm sandy to 43 with the death this weekend of a man in the hospital since falling down the dark stairs in his apartment which had no power. >>> and on hard hit staten isla island. the recovery getting a boost from volunteers who say they're stepping in where government officials had failed. >> we hit almost state out there. and the sa mrupplies coming in. if we continue to get the response we have had in 12 days i could see this hopefully will be almost in a better situation two weeks from now. >> 120,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are still without power this morning. exactly two weeks after the storm hit. >>> but the lights are back on for lady liberty. the statue of liberty is once again illuminated. flood damage closed liberty island indefinitely. but the iconic statue's torch and crown are glowing again. thanks to generators. >>> overseas, drenching rain has triggered major flooding in italy leaving more than 2/3 of venice underwater. sea levels peaked five feet abo above. streets were flooded to the
the allegations. more on this in the next half hour. >>> madonna knows how to keep the city rocking. look who she got to join her at madison square garden last night. ♪ "gangnam style" >> yeah, the material girl had no problem with "gangnam style," picking up that horsey dance from her favorite korean pop star psy. he's just everywhere. back over to savannah, willie and al. >> i've got to say i've missed that song. haven't played it in what, 20 minutes? >> i know. >> we can break out the horsey dance any time you want. >> i'm always ready, miss natalie. >> wouldn't it have been great if we got one direction to do "gangnam style." >> why didn't we think of that. >> thanks, natalie. >> now a checke have chilly conr our friends down south from georgia on into the deep heart of texas. we have freeze warnings and fog. frost warnings. look at these temperatures. 41 in birmingham. 37 degrees in -- are you okay, willie? we have showers in the pacific northwest. we have rain down to the southeast. beautiful day here in the northeast. temperatures a little cooler than usual. we have snow in southern that
of a wet and dark stairwell in rockaway, queens freed on wednesday, new york city mayor michael bloomberg warned sandy may have weakened defenses against potential flooding. >> because of today's storm, coastal areas face a risk of some flooded into 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and the national weather service warns there could be some major flooding in spots already eroded by sandy. the difference here is the barriers of sand or rocked that were there before perhaps are not there. we have not and will not order the large-scale evacuation we did in advance of hurricane sandy, but if you are experiencing significant flooding during sandy, you should consider taking shelter with friends and family are using one of the city's storm shelters. >> at least 40 people have been killed in an earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. most of the victims were killed in the northwestern state of san marcos, which saw heavy damage. lawmakers in greece have approved a new round of austerity cuts amidst massive protests. on wednesday, the greek parliament narrowly backed a $13.5 billion austerity packa
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